After a six-month investigation, Rancho Cucamonga City Councilman Rex Gutierrez was arrested at his home and charged with grand theft and misappropriating public funds while working for the San Bernardino County assessor’s office.
The Assistant Assessor of San Bernardo County, Dennis Draeger said that Gutierrez is being charged with clocking hours he did not work, according to the Silicon Valley Mercury News.
According to the article, a report released in May found that members of the office of then-tax assessor Bill Postmus used taxpayer money towards the support of Postmus’ political allies. Gutierrez served as the office’s intergovernmental affairs officer.
Gutierrez was held on $45,000 bail and awaits trial.